Boruto- Sarada vs. Buntan

Boruto- Sarada Uchiha vs. Buntan Kurosuki   First off, no, I do not watch Boruto, but I do occasionally catch a few scenes that have been uploaded to YouTube from time to time.  Also, spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t seen episodes 25-32 of Boruto.  During the School Trip arc of Boruto, Sarada Uchiha ends Read More …

Fairy Tail and the Flame Test

Teaching with anime- Fairy Tail and the flame test   There is a popular chemistry lab called the flame test.  The flame test is rather simple: 1- place a small metal loop into a solution containing metal ions 2- take the solution-soaked loop and place it into a Bunsen burner flame 3- observe how the Read More …

Fairy Tail- Natsu Dragneel

Fairy Tail- Natsu Dragneel I know this might actually come as a surprise to some of you, but, yes, there is actually some chemistry in Fairy Tail.  It involves Fairy Tail’s most destructive mage, Natsu Dragneel, and the fire magic he loves to wield.  If anything, Hiro Mashima has underestimated just how strong Natsu Dragneel Read More …

Full Metal Alchemist- Alchemy and the Gate

Full Metal Alchemist- The Gate Alchemy is the mystical science that actually gave rise to modern chemistry as we know it, but that is a story for another time.  Today I will be diving into scientific basics of the scientific magic known as alchemy in the hit anime/manga Full Metal Alchemist.  I will also be Read More …

My Hero Academia- My Hero Academia episode 35- Shoto and Momo vs. Aizawa

My Hero Academia episode 35- Yaoyorozu and Nitinol   In My Hero Academia episode 35 Todoroki and Yaoyorozu must battle against Aizawa during their final exams.  Now the teacher in me can’t really see how having students fight against their teacher in any way counts as a final exam, but this is anime so I’ll Read More …

Wall Walking Technology in Boruto

Ninja Technology in Boruto part 2- Wall Walking Wall walking is a very common and rather easy skill for the ninjas in the world of Naruto to do compared to people in the real world.   Naruto is able to perform the wall walking skill by using a mystical energy called chakra that circulates through Read More …

Gundarium

Gundarium Today’s topic of discussion is Gundarium, otherwise known as lunar titanium.  It is the rare futuristic metal that all real Gundams and many other mobile suits in the Universal Century are made of.  Now I know that Gundarium is mentioned in some of the other Gundam universes, or called Gundanium in Gundam Wing, but Read More …

Just what the heck is Sakuradite?

Sakuradite Today’s class is going to be on Sakuradite, which is the rare unobtanium that fuels all of the super technology found in the Code Geass Universe, including the iconic Knightmare Frames.  For those of you who haven’t seen Code Geass yet, your homework is go and watch it tonight, as for the rest of Read More …

Flame Alchemy

Flame Alchemy   Full Metal Alchemist brotherhood draws inspiration from the real world practice of alchemy, so what is alchemy and how true to science is flame alchemy.  Alchemy is a combination of philosophy and early scientific knowledge and practices.  This particular pseudoscience had many aims, including creating an elixir of immortality and turning lead Read More …